HOW IT ALL GOT STARTED

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B I R D I E   O T T  is a nature-inspired art line established in 2014 by Murphy Munday, based in New York.

"From as early as I can remember, I have always found inspiration in nature.  Collecting pockets and backpacks full of nature treats along the way while hiking, camping, or kayaking outdoors, I’ve ended up with quite a collection of sticks, nests, and rocks from around the world. 

While on a hike along the Delaware River in 2014, I came across several uniquely textured sticks and later learned that they had been de-barked by beavers for nutrition.  I became obsessed and couldn’t collect enough.  A couple months later, the idea hit me to create well-crafted arrows out of these beautiful beaver sticks

Using self-foraged materials as much as possible, I love to create these wildlife sculptures, each with a distinct design element.  Every piece is bound and decorated with 100% cotton Japanese thread waxed with beeswax and features a small "MM" burned signature. 

My hope is that my craft will bring a peaceful, natural element to your life."

-Murphy Munday